[SOLVED] Time Computers?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by chrome307, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. chrome307

    chrome307 MDL Novice

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    #1 chrome307, Jan 10, 2011
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    Hi there

    I have looked in the forum for an ISO for this PC brand but have had no luck in finding it. Using the 'search' option it uses 'time+computer', instead of a single keyword :(

    I haved used the OEMBios.exe to find the string and that is the only ISO that I can use on this PC. Sad to say it's very old ( 2003 ? ) and the disc has been misplaced.

    Any help/tips/advice would be welcome.

    Regards
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Just use HP dmi tattoo cd and make up HP SLP cd.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    What do you have installed at the moment?
    If it is OEM version then we only need oembios* set extracted

    sebus
     
  4. 38956

    38956 MDL Member

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    #4 38956, Jan 11, 2011
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  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, it is only boot CD that runs:

    @Echo off
    Reload.exe EvilMonty

    Some sort of image restore utility, as 38956 said, that needs original OEM partition with the image

    sebus
     
  6. chrome307

    chrome307 MDL Novice

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    Thank you all for your advice/help and upload.

    The PC had XP Home SP2 installed originally and I thought I could change it to XP Pro SP3 .... being an complete idiot I formatted the HDD and then used zero filled the HDD using WD Clear; but until I had used the BIOSOEM.exe tool to see if my PC could run XP Pro SP3. So I am unable to use the restore CD in my endeavour, however this was greatly appreciated.

    What I have done so far, is to use a friend's DELL OEM XP Pro CD and followed the tutorial 'Suicide Solution' which involved copying over the contents of the original CD and add the OEM Bios files for Tiny Computers. I burnt the disc and installed the OS and then was told that I had 30 days to activate. I did see right at the beginning it did tell me to use a VLK or PRO disc, but as I had neither to hand, I tried it anyway.

    Next I downloaded the 'HP dmi tattoo cd' and was unsure which option to choose ie

    Options:

    2. Tatoo AMI-Award BIOS for Hewlett OEM
    3. Tatoo Intel BIOS for Hewlett OEM


    My PC uses an AWARD BIOS, so I am guessing I would choose option 2?

    Excuse my ignorance but does then add the HP OEM string onto my motherboard allowing me to use the HP-Compaq XP Pro SP3 CD?

    Or do I need to use option 4 ( typing dmi at the prompt ) and then use one of the options providing eg

    dmi / ( option ) OEM "Product Key" .... ( I think that's what I saw ).

    My motherboard is found here:

    Albatron PM266A

    * Sorry, my post count is too low for me to provide a url in this post

    I know I have jumped the gun by my actions and have failed miserably.
     
  7. chrome307

    chrome307 MDL Novice

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    Thank you again for your help and explanation.

    Regards